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  • They Thought I Was Dead

  • Sandy's Story
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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They Thought I Was Dead

By: Peter James
Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
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Summary

'This is the one I’ve been waiting for. And it’s a masterpiece of suspense. I quite literally couldn’t put it down - even when I was supposed to be doing other things . . .' - Barbara Erskine, author of The Dream Weavers

Peter James, the number one, multi-million copy bestselling author of the Grace series returns with a thrilling new novel: a Roy Grace story told from a new perspective, read by Gemma Whelan with an exclusive introduction read by the author.

Some will know how it begins . . .

My name is Sandy.
My husband is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.
But when I disappeared, even he couldn't find me . . .

This is my story.

There's more to Sandy than meets the eye. A woman with a dubious past, a complicated present and an uncertain future.
Then she was gone.

Some will think they know how it ends . . .

Her disappearance caused a nationwide search. Even the best detective on the force couldn't find her.
They thought she was dead.

But nobody knows this . . .

Where did she go? Why did she run? What would cause a woman to leave her whole life behind and
simply vanish?

For the first time the truth behind Sandy Grace’s dramatic disappearance is revealed. They Thought I Was Dead will thrill fans and newcomers alike with its gripping story of a woman on the run. This is Sandy's story.

'One of the best British crime writers, and therefore one of the best in the world' - Lee Child

'One of the best crime writers in the business' - Karin Slaughter

©2024 Peter James (P)2024 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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The ending…how could you ?!?

Absolutely loved loved loved the book! But the ending had me rewinding to check I heard it correctly! All that build up to end like that, really wish there was a different outcome.

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The sadness of Sandy's story.

Loved the fact we got to know what happened to Sandy. To know she loved Roy to the end. Sorry for her son Bruno.. I hope Roy takes his son Bruno in. Also that the Beautiful island of Jersey was part of this story. Places like Corbiere lighthouse and Bouley Bay with the lovely Mad Mary's beach cafe that i have visited many times over the years and still do .
Well done Peter James for another fantastic story.

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Best one yet

From the first chapter to the last sentence it had me hooked. I have loved the the Roy Grace journey.
Congratulations Peter

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Excellent Narration

I found it very repetitive and far fetched by times. Not his best in my opinion. But it didn’t stop me finishing the book!

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Absolutely fabulous story

I loved this so much learning the background to Roy, Sandy and Bruno , I literally couldn’t stop listening it was absolutely brilliant a much needed part of the roy books , excellent narrator

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Excellent

First I've read of this series and it was one of the best books I've read. Kept you gripped from beginning to end.

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The best yet

Absolutely could not put this book down, the best I have read from Peter James yet. So well constructed, a real page turner. As it is Sandy’s story you can read it at any time in the Grace series, not necessarily in order of the Roy Grace novels (although I wouldn’t recommend it as a starting point in this series, it would be better to have some initial backstory from the Roy Grace books).

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The best side story ever!

My husband and I have discussed what was the outcome of the first Mrs Grace many times, I was delighted to hear there was going to be an explanation this exceeded all of my expectations. A fantastic listen and the performance was absolutely superb

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the ending!

a very well crafted story that complimented the other books, well done. fanastic story and kept you guessing until the end

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Brilliantly written

Fantastic to read the other side of the story, brilliantly written. Gave a great perspective from sandys point of view

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